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Civil society needs a seat at the table: Communities, Covid-19 and Marcus

on 27 November 2020 , 3 minute read

Charities, social enterprises, community organisations and all their funders are crucial to getting us through this crisis. That’s why civil society needs to be given a seat at the table, both in Whitehall and in town halls, and we need to see everyone working together at a local level.

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Setting your charity’s reserves policy through and beyond Covid-19

on 25 November 2020 , 4 minute read

Reserves are meant for a rainy day, and Covid-19 is undoubtedly such a day. What types of reserves should a charity hold and how should trustees handle them in the current climate?

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Will the Spending Review end 2020 with a bang?

on 20 November 2020 , 4 minute read

After a bruising 2020, charities are cautiously hopeful that the Chancellor will deliver for them. But even if he does, it's his strategic decisions that are most likely to impact the sector.

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Stories from small organisations that are improving their impact

on 18 November 2020 , 3 minute read

How have small organisations been understanding and improving the difference they make? A new collection of stories and tips from the Inspiring Impact programme focus on the role of smaller organisations during the pandemic and how they have adapted their impact measurement.

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Rethinking strategy: Being resilient, agile and adaptive during Covid-19 and beyond

on 16 November 2020 , 3 minute read

This pandemic is not your average crisis, and the consequences cannot be overcome with extra funding alone. Such a seismic shift could be thought of less as a hurdle to be overcome, but more as a moment in time.

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How to rebalance data for the 21st century

on 12 November 2020 , 4 minute read

A more equitable approach to evaluation seeks to redress unequal power dynamics. At a recent NPC event, two speakers discussed their work on trying to shift traditional third sector evaluation and measurement practices.

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Challenging the narrative around the ‘migrant crisis’

By Razia Shariff
on 9 November 2020 , 4 minute read

There has been a recent increase in the number of refugees and asylum seekers attempting to reach the UK by crossing the English Channel. How does KRAN support refugees, and hold thought leaders and opinion formers to account?

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Our coronavirus resources for the second lockdown

on 5 November 2020 , 3 minute read

During the first lockdown, we compiled tailored coronavirus advice for charities, funders and policymakers. We want to share these resources from earlier in 2020 with you again.

What do we mean by mutual aid?

on 3 November 2020 , 3 minute read

As England enters another lockdown, we may see another spontaneous up-swell of mutual aid. What do we know about mutual aid groups and can they help us tackle some of our biggest social problems?

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Thoughts on how the sector can rethink and rebuild

on 28 October 2020 , 4 minute read

For our 'Rethink, Rebuild' initiative, we are researching how to support the charity sector’s adaptation and increase its resilience. In this blog, we share thoughts from charity leaders on how the sector needs to change.

How has place-based coordination changed?

on 22 October 2020 , 4 minute read

We’re tracking three areas to understand how places are adapting to meet evolving needs in their communities. NPC has published an interim paper for this 'Coordination in place' project. This blog sets out some findings from our research so far.

Up for it, and up to it? The challenges for charities and funders in the Covid-19 world

on 14 October 2020

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